Exhibition “Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life” of the UNESCO

The UNESCO, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Centre Sciences, Orléans - a French resource centre specialized in the production of travelling scientific exhibitions - have joined efforts to create a travelling exhibition entitled “Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life” to convey the key 2010 International Year of Biodiversity messages on biodiversity.

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs brings its support for the duplication of the exhibition in a lighter version and for its diffusion throughout the world. The exhibition aims to enhance public awareness of the importance of conserving biodiversity, of the threats to biodiversity and demonstrates how the global community is working to ensure its conservation and sustainable use now and in the future. In particular, the exhibition explores the multiple aspects of biodiversity contributing to human well-being and describes the direct and indirect factors contributing to biodiversity loss. There is special emphasis on the economic aspects of biodiversity and the links between cultural and biological diversity. The exhibit is intended for multiple audiences, including policy- and decision-makers, conservation practitioners, museums and educational institutions. The use of simple language and attractive visual elements contribute to making the exhibition equally accessible to a wider public.

The exhibition, which is in English and French, is organized around different themes that comprise in total 19 panels.

Click here to consult the panels.


French Institute of Pondicherry


French Institute of Pondicherry, 11, Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry - 605 001.